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UN: HIV patients should start treatment immediately

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization has revised its HIV guidelines to recommend that anyone who tests positive for the virus that causes AIDS should be treated immediately. 407 more words

10 critical mistakes in last year's Ebola outbreak

KENEMA, Sierra Leone (AP) — An Associated Press investigation has found that the World Health Organization and other responders faced avoidable obstacles in their efforts to stop the spiraling Ebola outbreak last summer in Kenema, a pivotal seeding point for the virus and a microcosm of the messy response across West Africa. 667 more words

International News

Ukraine polio outbreak paralyzes two children

According to the World Health Organization, two children have been paralyzed in a polio outbreak in the Ukraine, where only half the children are fully immunized. 186 more words


Fourteen civilians, mainly children killed in Taiz , Yemen

Houthi militiamen killed fourteen civilians, mainly children, firing rockets at Yemen’s third largest city, Taiz on Monday.

Residents describe the situation in Taiz as “awful” with fighting happening everywhere they turn. 128 more words

Human Rights

Malaria vaccine gets 'green light' - BBC News


The world’s first malaria vaccine has cleared one of the final hurdles prior to being approved for use in Africa.

The European Medicines Agency gave a positive scientific opinion after assessing its safety and effectiveness.

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Suicide: A Morbid Cloud Of Facts

In a report on ‘Mortality in the United States’, published in 2014, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention states as one of its key findings that although rates for 8 of the 10 leading causes of death had dropped, there had been a significant increase for one cause: suicide. 1,097 more words

The Case for Circumcision

Over the past several years the Jewish custom of male circumcision, in which the foreskin of the penis is removed, has been increasingly compared to female circumcision, in which the clitoris and sometimes the labia are removed, and condemned as genital mutilation. 645 more words

The Jews